DC braces for another legislative deadline

The use of “must-pass” bills to sneak through somewhat controversial legislation is perverting the congressional legislative process; it doesn’t have to be that way. Read More...

GOP won shutdown skirmish, but budget battle is far from over

To avoid being blamed for the next government shutdown, which is set for February 8, Republicans should consider taking a harder line. Read More...

A different kind of president

Don’t stop at political style in assessing the president’s performance; also consider his policies. Read More...

Status of Republican tax plan

Proposed business tax changes would boost US economy; tax cuts for individuals seem problematic. Read More...

The meandering path of healthcare legislation

Graham-Cassidy bill would lower federal profile in healthcare and give more authority to the states. Read More...

Oops, that's not what was supposed to happen

Two deadlines were extended by bipartisan agreement, but don’t expect a new spirit of cooperation in DC. Read More...

Let's hear it for the SAFE budget

Unlike the official House budget, the Republican Study Committee version would cut spending aggressively. Read More...

Dwindling options for real change in DC

The president was elected with a change agenda, but the establishment isn’t cooperating. Time for a COS? Read More...

Consequences of keeping the legislative filibuster

The filibuster will handicap Republicans in coming battles, without necessarily promoting better outcomes. Read More...

Fixing fiscal problem won't be easy

The president will have an ideal forum tomorrow night to urge doing what’s needed to balance the budget. Read More...

GovCare won't really be repealed, and that's fine

Fixing GovCare looks doable, but our political leaders need to act quickly versus vainly seeking perfection. Read More...

Assessing record of the 114th Congress

Even with control of both houses of Congress, GOP failed to put the US on a more conservative path. Read More...
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